Archive for May 7, 2014

Mass Ave ‘Crime and Punishment’ Bar Crawl, June 3-4

Inside the Art Bank Gallery.

The Art Bank Gallery, one of the participating venues in this event. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Kristen Fuhs Wells
Indiana Humanities

An upcoming bar crawl along Indianapolis’ Massachusetts Avenue will pair adult beverages with historic tales (and re-enactments) of crime and punishment in the city. This year, the Indiana Humanities historic bar crawl has expanded into two nights and will take place on June 3 and 4. Participants will start and end at the Indianapolis City Market catacombs and journey to four different Mass Ave locations, hearing a historic tale about a notorious Indy crime at each spot.

“The bar crawl allows people to connect to our past and each other in a really fun way,” said Brandon Judkins, director of programs for Indiana Humanities. “The great legends and forgotten tales of Indianapolis has quickly made this one of our most popular events. What better way to experience the seedier side of history than with a drink in hand?”

The Crime & Punishment-themed event will feature interpreters and performances at each stop, including a rousing courtroom debate (attendees will cast their jury vote regarding infamous KKK leader and accused murderer D.C. Stephenson) at The Hall (formerly Old City Hall) and a behind-the-scenes of tour of Art Bank Gallery, the site of one of John Dillinger’s early bank robberies.

Crime & Punishment, Indiana Humanities’ Historic Bar Crawl

Tuesday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 6–9 p.m.

Locations include the Indianapolis City Market, The Hall and Art Bank Gallery (some details won’t be announced until the evening of the event)

$50 (Ticket price includes food and drink at each location, as well as at the pre- and post-parties)

Reservations required.

The tour’s historic interpretations and performances will be provided courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society. Sun King Brewing Company is the title sponsor.

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